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Abbaye d'Hautecombe

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Pleasant visit

Worth a 2 hour visit if you are in the vicinity of Lac du Bourget. Very good audio guide with... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Only the chapel (and a museum) can be visited

We reached the Abbey by a river-boat. It is a splendid building to approach from the water. After... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2017
Winchester, England
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| 3700 Route de l'Abbaye, 73310 Saint-Pierre-de-Curtille, France
+33 4 79 54 26 12
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Worth a 2 hour visit if you are in the vicinity of Lac du Bourget. Very good audio guide with admission but limited access to 32 visitors at a time so you may have a wait to get in. Beautiful art work to see with...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

It could be an interesting place to see, especially because of the lake nearby, but it is not so easy to reach and also, it is closed for most of the time...

1  Thank Lucia M
Reviewed August 3, 2017

We reached the Abbey by a river-boat. It is a splendid building to approach from the water. After the boat docks, you climb a short path and see the splendid abbey church. You are given a short overall talk while standing in the entry porch...More

Thank BroLucius
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Very nice abbey. The entrance is subject to a small fee which gives you an audio guide. The guide is very well done with a synchronized lighting. The place is rich with history and the guide is not superfluous. After the visit you can take...More

1  Thank Zatash
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

The Abbey of Hautecombe is an incredible abbey next to Chambéry et Annecy in France. It's really worth a visit. And if you're keen on history this is the place for you. Here you'll find part of the story of the Savoyard reign with the...More

Thank beauxyeux
Reviewed September 12, 2016

We drove from Aix les Bains round the lake to the Abbey. Perfect scenery and views, driving through charming and tiny villages which seem to be in a time-warp. We walked round the serene and peaceful parkland. Didn't go into the Abbey as I think...More

Thank CarolineMidlands
Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a lovely afternoon at the abbey. It has beautiful views and a very good tour in multiple languages. It is also very noticeable that the abbey is still in use and a hub for the Christian community.

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

We chose to go here so as to break up the 'pool' holiday and to have a trip on a boat on the lake. We checked on the website of the boat trips first and found when it was sailing and how many places they...More

1  Thank Richard B
Reviewed April 25, 2016

We have been visiting the Abbaye by having a stay in Aix Les Bains. It's a nice place and very quiet. We enjoyed the park and the view. The visit of the abbaye itself is very interesting for art and architecture lovers and the audioguide...More

Thank TouristFrance
Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Had a walk around the grounds and down to the lake. Didn't pay to go in. So can't comment on that as kids were not interested!

Thank Craig B
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